Treatments for Pain Relief:
At Phillips Medstone we understand not only the causes of Chronic Pain, but also the evidence based treatments that assist in Chronic Pain Management and help reduce your pain over time. We understand that the road to wellness begins by working together with the patient to identify the causes and symptoms of that pain and how it can be relieved.
We custom tailor a self-management program for each individual that empowers the patient to take control of their own healing. Phillips Medstone offers the most advanced treatment options currently available, all in a supportive, compassionate environment.
Psychological interventions are often quite powerful in helping individuals with chronic pain to get back into their lives, whether more trips to the park with your kids or getting back to your job. Our psychologists work to educate you about chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and trauma, and to give you tools to getting back to your baseline.
Biofeedback is a mind-body technique that helps teach patients how to influence their autonomic nervous systems – the part of the body that controls involuntary physical functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and brainwave frequency. This is done by attaching an electronic “cue” (usually a “beep,” tone or visual image on a screen) to a measurable physiologic process. A person can thus monitor his or her internal responses and develop a sense of how to move them in positive ways. Biofeedback machines can detect internal bodily functions with sensitivity and precision, and allow involuntary physical functions to be translated in ways that can be understood. The information, or “feedback,” that the “cue” provides is used to monitor these functions and facilitate treatment for a variety of disorders, while moving the patient toward a more balanced internal state.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a systematic approach aimed at examining and influencing the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is founded on the notion that by using certain techniques we can change our patterns of thought, leading to shifts in our feelings and actions.